Monthly Archives: December 2012
On October 29th, Hurricane Sandy a.k.a. Frankenstorm swept ashore in New Jersey and caused massive destruction. The hurricane caused billions of dollars in damage in the United States, destroyed thousands of homes, left millions without electric service, and killed over a hundred. Some people are still without power, others have just recently gotten it back and still others are having to rebuild their lives all over again. Our thoughts are with all affected.
If you were affected, you may be wondering what you can do for yourselves and others. We’ve compiled a handy list of resources to utilize in this time of need.
This link will take you the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development where you’ll find a wealth of information on for mortgage and housing assistance. In fact the first paragraph on this page says this: “For a Presidentially declared disaster, FHA activates a mortgagee letter making a variety of insured loan programs available for disaster victims and putting into play use of special loan servicing and underwriting requirements.”
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications from residents and business owners who sustained losses in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County and Union County.
The FEMA Housing Portal is intended to help individuals and families, who have been displaced by a disaster, find a place to live. Search for available housing based on location and needs.
- You should also know that On November 9, 2012, Governor Chris Christie signed Executive Order 113 to extend the deadline for fourth quarter property tax payments in calendar-year (those whose budgets expire on December 31st) and state fiscal year municipalities (those whose budgets expire on June 30th) from November 1st to November 16, 2012. In addition, Executive Order 113 also permits these municipalities to extend this grace period, by adoption of a resolution, to December 31, 2012. The Governor signed this executive order to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy obtain an extension on their property taxes due by the beginning of November.
In addition, under current state law, if a property was destroyed during an event such as Hurricane Sandy, the assessed value of that property could be lowered, which could have an effect on 2013 property tax bills, which are based on a property’s value as of October 1st. However, if the property was destroyed after this time, the assessment can be reduced to reflect the new value of the property. The landowner where the property was located must notify the assessor prior to January 10, 2013, who must then base the assessed value of the property according to its condition as of January 1st.
And if you need further info, please visit HERE for a more comprehensive list of resources available to you.
Why shop Suburban Furniture? Because we’re different from all the rest. Suburban Furniture is family owned which means we are committed to providing a unique, family friendly and comfortable place for you to shop for your home and we’ve been family owned for over 50 years. We’ve also been serving the Roxbury Township, Morris, Warren, Sussex County and Northern New Jersey areas for all of those years. We’ve been around for quite awhile helping you furnish your home with affordable and in-stock furniture and we plan on being around for a very long time! Great prices, great selection plus great service is our winning combination. But what else makes us different, you ask? Read on!
Because our community has treated us so well over the years, we like to give back to our community through support. We belong to the local, state and national Chambers of Commerce. We have contributed to local charities and charitable functions, including the Roxbury and Randolph schools, local churches, Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, youth sports teams, the Morris County College scholarship fund, Market Street Mission, the Salvation Army, and St. Clare’s Hospital, just to name a few. We have also sponsored Child Safety Day here at the store with the Roxbury Police for several years.
We also believe in “Going Green” as the environmental movement is calling it. The roof on our store is outfitted with solar panels, offsetting approximately two thirds of our electricity consumption. We have instituted several different, employee inspired, recycling programs, eliminating close to 100% of our cardboard and Styrofoam from ever entering the waste stream. We have also transformed our showroom’s lights to incorporate energy efficient lighting. In our Randolph warehouse, we use sensor lighting that turns off if there is no activity in the area. One of our major bedroom and dining room suppliers plants a new tree for every one they use in their manufacturing process. We believe every little bit helps.
We’ve Got It All and the Awards to Prove It
Don’t take our word for it. Listen to others in our industry and community who have voted for us to receive some very prestigious awards. Our showroom has been awarded Best Retailer/Showroom awards from the Metropolitan Furnishings Association several times. And the Daily Record readers have voted us Best Furniture store in Morris County over and over again.
So come on down, even if you’re just looking for ideas. You can expect to see items from all different categories including adult and youth bedrooms, dining rooms, dinettes/kitchen sets, living rooms, recliners, sectionals, sofa beds, entertainment centers and TV carts, mattresses (including the famous Tempurpedic Sleep Systems), cocktail and end tables, home office, accent pieces, lamps, pictures and art. We’ve got it all. And don’t forget to ask about Same Day Delivery.